Picture of the Sony SRS X11 speaker connected and charging.

How to Charge Sony X11

This piece covers how to charge the Sony X11 Bluetooth cube speaker. Do this easily through the micro USB power in port, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your X11 as it charges, without increasing the recharge time by much.

First, pick a strong enough USB power adapter, as no charger comes with the Sony X11.  Next, connect a medium to high current USB cable between the speaker and that adapter (the speaker comes with a short micro USB to USB-A cord). Then, plug the charger into a working wall outlet. Finally, after four hours or so, your X11 finishes recharging.  So it’s ready to play once more for up to twelve (12) hours before needing another recharge.

How to Charge Sony X11: Step by Step

1. Choose Correct Size AC or Car Adapter

The charger you use should provide 5 volts and at least 0.5 amps (2.5 watts). This option though yields much longer charging times.  But ideally, you want a 1.5 amp charger (7.5 watts) for the fastest recharging.  So here, we use a Key Power model HDD15-3-PD USB power delivery system.  Now as mentioned, this speaker needs roughly an amp and a half current to recharge fully in a reasonably short time.  So this charger supplies way more than enough power to do the job.

2. Power OFF the Unit 

Note that the SRSX11 still charges when powered ON.  But depending on how much above-and-beyond recharging capacity your charger supplies, the speaker might charge a little faster when turned OFF.

3. Plug the Micro USB Cord into the Speaker

Then, plug the small end of the cable into the port on the back of the speaker, as we see in the next shot.

Picture of the micro USB charging cord inserted into the Sony X11.
The micro USB charging cable inserted into the Sony X11.

4. Plug the Other End of the Cable into your Charger Adapter to Continue with How to Charge Sony X11

Next, connect the large end of the cord to the AC or car adapter.

5. Plug the USB Adapter into a Working Wall Receptacle

Now that we connected the X11 and our adapter, we then plug the mains end of the adapter into a working AC outlet, as shown next. We plugged ours into a surge protecting power strip.

Picture of the X11 connected and charging.
The X11 connected and charging.

The status lamp lights up solid orange on the speaker. And while no battery status gauge shows percentage of charge, the glowing CHARGE lamp means that charging is occurring, as shown next.

Picture of the -CHARGE- lamp glowing orange on the Sony X11.
The Sony X11 -CHARGE- light glowing orange.

6. Let the X11 Charge Until the Orange CHARGE Light Goes Out

Full battery charging is complete when the solid glowing status lamp near the bottom of the speaker turns off, as shown next.

The dark -CHARGE- light after charging.
The -CHARGE- lamp, OFF after charging.

7. Unplug the Micro USB Cord from the Unit

8. Done with How to Charge Sony X11

We have now fully charged this Sony cube speaker.

Finally, repeat this recharging every twelve hours of play, to keep the battery in top condition for years.

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    4. Solving the Power Button Not Working Problem

References for How to Charge Sony X11

    1. Sony X11 Official Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony X11